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June 26, 2014

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Full House and Excitement at Christendom’s High School Summer Program

All 176 spots of the four sessions of the Experience Christendom Summer Program are filled. The program, currently enjoying its second session, gives rising seniors a one-week taste of Christendom College’s academic, spiritual, and cultural life. This year’s participants are describing their experience at the program as “life-changing” and “amazing” in a new video. Participants in the first session were asked to describe their experience at the program. Students responded with words such as: incredible, awesome, indescribable, eternal, life-changing, educational,…

Christendom Alumnus Appointed to Top Post with U.S. Bishops Conference

Christendom College alumnus Mark Rohlena (’00), president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, has been named director of the Office of Domestic Social Development of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). "Mark Rohlena has a proven track record as a leader and manager in putting the Church’s social teaching into action,” said Msgr. Ronny Jenkins, USCCB General Secretary. “Mark has a heart for the poor and vulnerable and a critical understanding of the way public…

Philosophy Professor Mark Wunsch to Deliver Lectures at Institute of Catholic Culture

Prof. Mark Wunsch, professor of philosophy at Christendom College, will deliver a two-part lecture series on June 22 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John the Beloved Church Hall in McLean, Va. Sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture, Wunsch’s talk is entitled "Ockham & Luther: Roots of the Protestant Heresy." After receiving his B.A. in philosophy from Regis University in Denver, Colo., Wunsch pursued his graduate studies at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum). There…

College Plays a Pivotal Role in New Priestly Vocations

[caption id="attachment_2538" align="alignright" width="300"] Rev. Mr. Zachary Akers and Rev. Mr. Daniel Heenan[/caption] "Christendom played a pivotal role in my vocation,” says alumnus Rev. Mr. Daniel Heenan (’05).  He, along with fellow alumnus, Rev. Mr. Zachary Akers ('05), will be ordained priests by Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, June 14 in Leesburg, Va. Their ordinations will bring the total number of Christendom alumni priests to 72. Heenan says that studying at Christendom instilled in him a real…

Students Assist Local Community through Summer Internships

This summer, three political science students from Christendom College are enjoying local internships studying the historic buildings of Strasburg, Va. Rising-seniors Mike Heffernan, Dave Smith, and Luis Adan began their program study last month where they will compile data on the town's historic district with Marcy McCann, a member of the town's Architectural Review Board. In a story that appeared in the Northern Virginia Daily, the students are described as helping the town and gaining experience through their research and…

Rising Sophomore Gets Hands-On Experience in Journalism

Abby Wilkinson, a rising sophomore at Christendom College, is spending her summer days on Capitol Hill, where she is authorized to be in all press areas and has easy access to congressmen and senators. As an intern, she is finding stories, writing articles, researching pages of legislation, and conducting interviews for CNSNews.com, the news branch of the Washington, D.C.-based Media Research Center. “My Christendom education has been invaluable in my work as a journalist,” Wilkinson says. “The instruction I am…

70th Alumnus of Christendom College Ordained a Priest

On May 31, Christendom College alumnus Jerome Guld joined the ranks of the college’s—now—70 alumni priests, being ordained in the Diocese of Trenton, N.J. Guld says that he felt the call to the priesthood in high school, but didn’t give it serious thought until his years at Christendom. “Many of my friends at Christendom College, both men and women pursued vocations,” Guld says in an interview on the Diocese of Trenton’s website. “In recent years, I have sensed my vocation…

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